Street Where the GWOAT Grew Up Renamed to ‘Claressa Shields St.’
Claressa Shields is often referred to as the Greatest Woman of All Time (GWOAT) and now the Flint street where she grew up will reflect her name.
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Spencer Street, which is across from Berston Field House on Flint's north side was officially renamed after the pro boxer who hails from the Vehicle City. The city gave the street the honorary name 'Claressa Shields St.' at a ceremony held on Juneteenth. The dual signs, reflecting both street names can be seen here in this Mlive article.
Sign Unveiled at a Special Ceremony
Shields spoke humbly as she expressed her gratitude to the city of Flint.
“This is one of the greatest things to ever happen to me,” Shields said. “To have a street named after me, the one that my grandmother raised me on, I think that is a big deal.”
She went on to reflect on fond memories of growing up in her grandmother's neighborhood and learning box at Berston Field House.
“I want every street in Flint to be like that – where we look out for each other, where we care for each other and we help each other out,” Shields said.
Shields has become the only pro boxer in history to hold all four major world titles in two weight classes simultaneously, according to Mlive.
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